SNPwatch: More Common Genetic Variants Associated with Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

January 29, 2010
Cancer of the pancreas, which strikes more than 40,000 men and women in the United States each year, is an especially deadly malignancy.     There is no effective screening...
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SNPwatch: Genomewide Study Supports Blood Type As A Risk Factor For Pancreatic Cancer

August 03, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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BRCA1/2 Mutations May Decrease Lifespan Even In The Absence of Cancer

March 13, 2009
BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutations account for most (though not all) cases of inherited breast cancer in women. These mutations are also associated with an increased risk for ovarian cancer.In...
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SNPwatch: Variation in DNA Repair Genes May Increase Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

January 15, 2009
The cells in our bodies are subject to a constant onslaught of potentially damaging chemicals. Some of these come from the environment — the toxins in cigarette smoke, for an...
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